Mooer Ocean Machine Midi Looper Control

November 27th, 2019 § Leave a Comment

It’s been a long time since I completed this project and teased the article on Youtube, but unfortunately I got extremely busy with work and life in general, so much that I almost forgot about it. Until a couple days ago that is, when I show a link to that video and read a couple comments asking for the article.
So, instead of an in depth analysis of what this project is and how it works, I decided to draw a quick schematic and expose the code (which had already been uploaded to Github).
Enough with the talk, let’s jump in to the juicy stuff…

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Danelectro Spring King Delay Mod

April 13th, 2017 § 1 Comment

The Final Product

The Danelectro Spring King is a Spring Reverb pedal with an actual springs inside (three to be precise). Along with the reverb unit, it contains a chip to produce Analog(ish) Delay, which is setup to produce a slapback delay. Immediately after listening the slapback, the first thing that came to my mind is whether there is a way to manipulate the delay. After some searching on the internet, I found a post on the Surf Guitar 101 Forum describing how to do it (plus a drip mod which I haven’t tried yet).¬†Searching a little deeper, I found a post on a site called DIY Audio Circuits¬†providing all the information¬†anyone could ever want for the PT2399 Chip that handles the delay part for the pedal. (Both are linked on the end of this post)
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New Track: Dark Kalimba

March 10th, 2017 § Leave a Comment

Experimenting passing a cheap kalimba through my pedalboard.

New Track: Rafaela’s Dream

April 27th, 2015 § Leave a Comment

Presentation for API Athens Meetup

August 6th, 2014 § Leave a Comment

KORG Volca Beats MIDI Out Mod

September 19th, 2013 § 96 Comments

MIDI Out Installed

After seeing this little box, I had to have it, and after acquiring it, I couldn’t stop thinking how it could be modded. Following the Monotron tradition, the manufacturer has made it easy for you and even left labels to the appropriate solder points. I started with a fairly easy one, adding a MIDI Out Port
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How to generate web API docs from python docstrings

March 26th, 2013 § Leave a Comment

This is mostly a post made in order to facilitate the process of communicating to colleagues how to setup their computers in order to have auto-generated documentation for the projects we share, and since I have already given the same answer to a Stack Overflow question, it might be useful to someone else.

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Programming Google App Engine on Linux

September 4th, 2012 § Leave a Comment

On this post we are going to setup our linux environment in order to be able to code for Google App Engine. It’s really not as simple to do as in macs (which I use in the office) but it’s doable. Why bother? I wanted to be able to be “mobile” so I setup my laptop which is dual boot Windows/Gentoo Linux for the job. Why didn’t I use Windows? Well… after leaving my previous job where I was programming in .net for about 5 years I was a bit fed up with windows. Also, my laptop came with Vista (which I hate) and I didn’t want to bother installing a new Windows OS in it. Finally, I love my Gentoo/Gnome 3 setup :).

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SQL Joins Simply Explained

May 1st, 2012 § Leave a Comment

As a part of my job I’m frequently “forced” to try to explain to junior (and sometimes senior) engineers how to write SQL queries (although I in no way claim that I’m a SQL Guru). What seems to need more explanation is how to use joins and I’ve found out that using simple diagrams helps the learning process. We are going to use the same method and accompany it with a simple example of two tables with two columns each. « Read the rest of this entry »